Allied Warships

HMCS Guelph (K 687)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 687 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down29 May 1943 
Launched20 Dec 1943 
Commissioned9 May 1944 
End service27 Jun 1945 
History

Decommissioned 27 June 1945.
Sold into merchantile service in 1945 and became the Panamanian Guelph.
Renamed Burfin in 1956.
In service until 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Guelph (K 687)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Godfrey Harry Hayes, DSC, RCN13 Mar 194414 May 1945
2T/Lt. Francis Dudley Wickett, RCNVR15 May 194520 May 1945
3T/Lt. Douglas Haig Smith, RCNVR21 May 194527 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Guelph include:


20 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR), HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN). (1)

23 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN). (2)

26 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR), HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN), HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR). (2)

27 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR), HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN).

6 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed Portsmouth for Belfast. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph. (3)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) makes a short stop at Fishguard instead of Belfast. She departed later the same day for the U.S.A. where she was to refit. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph during the passage. (3)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1830
  2. ADM 199/1830
  3. ADM 199/1444

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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